Happy Kitty: The Principles of Indoor Cat Care

indoor cat careMany of the cats of yesteryear lived their lives outdoors; their days spent hunting, defending their territories, and meowing at the moon. Today, the majority of cat owners understand that keeping cats inside not only keeps them healthier but also increases their lifespan.

Although they are better off than their outdoor counterparts, indoor cats often face issues when it comes to exercise, mental stimulation, and weight management. Thanks to major advances in the fields of animal behavior and veterinary science, we now know more than ever about indoor cat care and how to keep kitty happy, healthy, and enjoying life every day.


posted in:  The Cats Meow

Do Dogs and Cats Sweat?

Sweat. We humans know it well. That telltale moisture that seeps through the pores of your skin when you get too hot is your body’s ingenious temperature regulation method, keeping organs and cells from overheating under duress – and we would be hardpressed to live without it.

As the temperatures steadily climb this summer, our pets are gearing up to stay cool as well. If you’ve ever wondered if dogs and cats sweat, we’ve got the answers for you!


Slurp Up! The Best in Summer Pet Treats

Everyone loves a cold snack in the summer, and our pets are no different. Not only can a homemade treat taste delicious, it’s also a great way to beat the summer heat. Our delicious and healthy recipes for summer pet treats are sure to please your pets while keeping them cool at the same time.

Summer Pet Treats

The best frozen pet treats are made with fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients. Try cutting up your pet’s favorite healthy foods into bite-size pieces, then stick them in the freezer in plastic baggies and hand them out on a hot summer day (or anytime).


posted in:  Seasonal Pet Care

What to Do When Your Pet Has the Flu

Like us, pets can contract various types of viral illnesses that are often collectively referred to as “the flu.” From Bordetella (kennel cough) and rhinotracheitis virus to the latest strain of the canine influenza virus (H3N2), these illnesses can make pets miserable (and pet owners too).

When your pet has the flu, it’s hard to know how to help him or her recover while also protecting other household pets. The team at AIMSS has set out to tackle the topic of pet flu and what to do to keep your pet safe from these viral infections.


posted in:  Pet Safety